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Twin City Contest - VOTE FOR BOSTON!

2/26/2008 03:18:00 PM
Oh whiskey, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: bourbon, scotch, and last but not least Irish whiskey.

Boston is one of 3 finalists to be selected as America’s Twin City to Bushmills, a region of Ireland that is the home to Bushmills Irish Whiskey, which is celebrating the anniversary of its original license to distill.

The finalist cities were selected based on an application outlining why they embody the four quintessential values of Bushmills—pride of place, hospitality, craftsmanship, humor and wit. People of legal purchase age across the U.S. can vote online at until March 17, 2008. The winning city receives a $40,000 grant--$20,000 for the preservation/advancement of local culture and $20,000 for local responsible drinking programs-- while each voter is eligible for an expenses-paid trip for two to Ireland.

And here I was thinking they'd choose based on capacity to drink whiskey, in which case Boston would clearly win. Anyway, I just voted and for the time being Boston is in the lead, but let's make sure we DOMINATE. Here's a screenshot of the current standings.

Click (here) to vote. Yes, you have to have pop-ups enabled. And then when you're done voting, make your coworkers vote, and then your friends, and then your enemies. We're a pretty competitive city here in Boston and I don't think we want to lose to Kentucky or Maine.

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2 Response to "Twin City Contest - VOTE FOR BOSTON!"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Wouldn't Boston be a better match for a Catholic town/distillery? Bushmills is considered a "protestant whiskey" in Ireland, if I'm not mistaken.

    Posted on 2/26/08, 11:49 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    Portland Maine is also a finalist in this competition. I say give the little guys up in Portland some glory. Vote for Portland. They need all the help they can get up there in the hinterland!

    Posted on 2/29/08, 11:06 AM


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